Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. PES 2010 brings hope to Konami’s series with its new iteration. Nice gameplay and fantastic visuals for the actually first Next-Gen Pro Evolution Soccer game.
  2. We enjoyed PES 2010's slower pacing, but FIFA 10 is slightly better. Especially FIFA's extensive licenses are missing from PES 2010.
  3. This year it is really a pity that Konami forgot to properly convert PES to the PC because Pro Evo could have won the virtual football battle against EA Sports - especially with graphics.
  4. Visuals: improved. Tactics: Improved. Chorals: Improved. Collision Detection: Worsened. Team Mates AI: Debilitated. Main Commentary: Absolutely annoying. Result: Stay with last years PES. [Dec 2009]
  5. The king is back on top, on the modding-friendly PC at least. [Christmas 2009, p.93]
  6. Still playable, but coasting on a years-old reputation that needs to be renewed sharpish if Pro Evo is to stay relevant. [Dec 2009, p.82]
  7. Immaculate physics. [Christmas 2009, p.84]
  8. Improvements are there, but lean toward the superficial side of this prolific franchise. [Issue#26, p.53]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. DarioS
    Dec 2, 2009
    Worst team AI ever, with players standing on the field as you run past them. Unfair referee that does not see how the CPU tackles you heavily. Slow response to movements. PES classical robotical runnig style. Unrealistic dificulty levels, at higher lvls CPU runs way faster than you. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    After PES 6, this game from the PES series by KONAMI is the second in my favorite PES games list. I had a great time playing it with my friends. It had amazing shooting, real pace, it was great. Full Review »
  3. FootballFan
    Jan 29, 2010
    The best way to tell you what kind of nasty shit this game is to share few moments of the game : Suppose you have dribbled/passed/crossed your way inside the opponent box and hit the pass button while still well away from crossing the line. Now its time for the game to play tricks against you : (a) button lag: the player who was supposed to pass the ball keeps on dribbling and takes the ball across the line. (b) buggy team AI: the player control shifts to some other player who absolutely cant receive the ball instead of striker supposed to receive the ball. (c) cpu cheating: even with players like gerrard and xavi on the ball with no defenders around them, if you play a through ball to a striker who is also relatively free in space, 9 out of 10 are the chances the ball either goes to the goalie or simply crosses the line. (d) wicked referee: referee is okay with my players getting slide tackled from behind inside the opposition penalty area but if my players do as much as apply pressure on the opponent for a few seconds the referee gives a yellow; the slide tackles on good dribblers like messi or ronaldinho is invariably red. (e) free kicks are unrealistically difficult to score while penalty shots dont show any meter for any help on length of button press. (f) keeper ai is so terrible that once when once when i rushed the keeper forward to collect a lobbed through ball, the keeper could not even simply catch it and it went by his side into net (ball was at shoulder height when it crossed the keeper). and I could go on for hours... So the verdict: if u r a truly a football fan and dont own a console then better spend your bucks to buy a decent football boots (and obviously a ball) and spend some time on the field. Full Review »